Namık Tan (born 1956 in Mardin, Turkey) was the ambassador of Turkey to the United States. He holding that office since February 2010 until May 2014. He was a former ambassador of Turkey to Israel between 2007 and 2009. He also served in the United Arab Emirates, Russia, and in senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|Turkish Ambassador to United States|
25 February 2010 – 31 March 2014
|Preceded by||Nabi Şensoy|
|Succeeded by||Serdar Kılıç|
|Turkish Ambassador to Israel|
22 January 2007 – 23 July 2009
|Preceded by||Feridun Sinirlioğlu|
|Succeeded by||Oğuz Çelikkol|
|Born||1956 (age 62–63)|
Tan's family traces its ancestral roots to Bulgaria, Greece, Ossetia, Syria, and elsewhere. He became interested in diplomacy at a young age. His father was a Turkish administrator and his work required the family to move around frequently. This broad exposure prompted Tan to take the foreign service examination. He studied law but did not become a lawyer.
- Biography, Washington Embassy of Turkey. http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/AmbassadorsBio.aspx.
- Tristan Abbey, "A Conversation with Namik Tan," The American Interest (February 13, 2012). http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1209
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| Turkey Ambassador to Israel
Ahmet Oğuz Çelikkol
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